I enjoy shocking people by telling them I lived in Asia for two years as a baby. I lived in Hong Kong and Singapore for about a year each, and in my mind, I’ve put that as my reason why I find Asia so fascinating. The reality is, I just love learning about other places, and our geography lessons give me great excuses to do so. With that, here is the Asia Unit Study (which is really several smaller units).
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What you need for the Asia Unit
To make use of all that, you’ll need a printer (I love my printer, I can print so much before I have to replace the ink), printer paper, a binding machine (I’ve had and used this so much for almost 10 years), or I guess you could just use a notebook
Let’s talk about the tricky part about an Asia Unit
I’ve been slowly putting together notebooking pages for the different continents, and or
subcontinent (middle East), and you know what I’ve found?
Not everyone agrees on what goes where, and the big problem is Asia.
Some countries are listed as being part of Oceania notebooking pages, and then I looked at my Asia list, and there they are on the Asia country list.
Then I started working on a middle East notebooking pages set, and I ran into the same problem.
Actually, I’m pretty sure it was even worse.
And that was when I gave up on a middle East notebooking pages set. It got too complicated.
And, where do you put Russia?
No seriously, I want to know. Do you put Russia in Europe or Asia?
I’m saying all of this so you don’t say, “But Ticia, [fill in the blank country] isn’t part of Asia. It should be in [fill in the blank continent or subcontinent.”
Or, give me a link to know where your information came from.
A great resource for your Asia Unit
Now, these are divided up by vague geographic areas, as compared to my division of alphabetical order.
Here is Central and Western Asia playlist:
And then here is the East and South Asia:
Oh! I was just looking
You’ll also need the Flag Friday videos, if you’re like me and find flags interesting, though I would never watch Flag Fun with Dr. Sheldon Cooper (because he does not make flags fun).
I find the symbolism behind the flags interesting, so even if I don’t watch these videos with my kids, I watch them by myself.
Asia Unit Study country by country
Recently, I’ve been concentrating on our Europe country studies because I wanted to finish off a continent (Future Ticia 2022 who is finishing this draft that’s sat here for over 2 years, has finished Europe), and right now I’ve got four different geography notebooks to keep up with, and we’re losing stuff.
I’m about halfway through Europe, and then we’re going to swing back to Asia and finish off our Asia Unit Study, then down to Oceania and finish that one off before heading over to Africa or South America.
Yeah, that’s not how it’s happening now. I figured out if I only do one continent, we end up with six countries in a row with almost the exact same flavor profile and they get tired of that (I’m looking at your Balkan countries)
Afghanistan to Cyprus
Seriously, Cyprus really seems like it should be in Europe, doesn’t it?
- China (this is unofficially a Chinese New Year lesson, and I’ve got about another three posts planned for this)
I’m having fun coming up with all sorts of fun images, more than I usually would, because I found some fun graphics to try.
Georgia to Kyrgyzstan
Laos to the Philippines
- Myanmar (formerly Burma)
- North Korea (this is from our older style of country study)
- Philippines (again another older unit study)
I almost wanted to put another picture here, but thought… “No Ticia, that might be too many pictures, so maybe I’ll hold off on that.”
Yes, I do talk to myself. It’s kinda silly, I know.